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    How is it that the same thing can mean different things. How is it that I filter information and see positive things and others negative or vice versa. We were recently at a dinner party and one person gave the usual interpretation of anything they found offensive as a purposeful but hidden plan of government. There was no other explanation for any negative event in the spokesman's mind. Many agreed, other kept quiet.

    Why is that? In polite company you often have to grid your teeth and mind, nod, and scream later when far away from people. This leads me to a few questions:

    Whether it is 911 conspiracy or the Glenn Beck sort or the Sarah Palin kind or the usual USMB type, why do you all think or is it feel this way? 911 is the extreme, the media is out to get me is the minor, the government has plans to change the nation is another and very common.

    When I read these views each day, I wonder sometimes if it is not our minds that cause these differences. So why, what makes you believe in the more conspiratorial - any theories - and are you left or right brained? Comments?

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    The reason you feel that way is because the current administration needs you to feel that nothing that is put out there is real.

    Too many lies to be able to find the truth.

    Can't tell you for sure how to think, but I would like you to use some common-sense.
     
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    it is a fact that major mass media is controlled by a small liked minded group of individuals intimately connected with corporate elite and government and these forces have an unwarranted influence ..that they are corrupt and create and exploit world events as political tools as well as using the illusion of left and right to distract ..divide and conquer...thats just the way it is
     
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    Conspiracy theories are appealing because it removes individual responsibility for something one does not enjoy. Examples;
    "I'm poor, but it cannot be helped because the Bankers control all the money."
    "We outfought our enemies but were betrayed at Versailles by the Jews."
    etc.

    Because history is filled with conspiracies; the Continental Congress conspired to revolt against England, al Quaeda conspired to destroy the WTC, there were several conspiracies to assassinate Hitler, etc. the conspiracy believer can always find grist for his mill.

    Are their conspiracies right now?
    Almost certainly. The world has 6 billion people, so inevitably someone must be plotting with their co-conspirators to perpetrate something we would consider an outrage.

    How does one test if a particular theory is correct?
    This is the tough question. Anything in the remote past (the sinking of the Maine) is difficult to analyze and the reasonable person should let such issues drop. If it is the recent past and you can obtain good data, then you can try to sift the data for evidence. Do a good job and you can find the Da Vinci code; by which I mean a good basis for a popular book. Do a bad job and you get bad results.
    Begin with partial data and nothing can be done to avoid conspiratorial conclusions.
    Unless of course my entire post is part of a vast conspiracy to conceal the truth, that in fact we have time travel and I was sent back to join this forum in order disrupt this thread from revealing said truth. Of course I have to wait until I catch up with my own time before I can report in on my success.
     
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    That you can't add :doubt:
     
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    Interesting test. What were you saying about conspiracy theories???? :eusa_angel:

    Left Brain 48%
    Right Brain 52%

    Your Left Brain Percentages

    35% Sequential (Your most dominant characteristic)
    34% Symbolic
    34% Logical
    32% Linear
    20% Verbal
    20% Reality-based (Your least dominant characteristic)


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    48% Holistic (Your most dominant characteristic)
    46% Concrete
    29% Intuitive
    29% Fantasy-oriented
    28% Random
    19% Nonverbal (Your least dominant characteristic)
     
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    No, I'm just relating the official score.

    But what it tells me is you're an asshole.

     
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    [Emphasis added] When one makes hasty generalizations, they lose me. I find it difficult to follow nonsense, though - one of the reasons I disagree with so much that this administration is doing and so many of the blind supporters of it.
     

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